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Understanding Educational Entertainment

Summer Slide! It sounds like a fun and entertaining game children play during the summer. However, this term refers to the academic loss and regression that many children experience during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation. Even though Summer break is here, that does not mean that children cannot continue learning. "According to National Summer Learning Association, all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months, and most lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills” (Fleming, 2017).

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Introduction to Homeschooling 101

When it comes to choosing the educational path for their children, Georgia families have many options. While most people are familiar with the traditional brick and mortar public school, not all families find this a good fit. Thankfully, with just a little research and maybe some trial and error, they can find an alternative that works both for the family and the student.

Fun in the Son

Albert Einstein said, “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” This is the time of the year when we can infuse our daily activities with adventure, exploration, and imagination in His beautiful world.

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Not So Different

Recently I stood at my kitchen counter, breaking a store bought chicken down into pieces, cleaning what would become that night’s BBQ dinner. I gave as much attention to the details of my task while also trying to appease the hunger requests being made by my two toddlers playing in the adjacent room. As I stood there working, I began to remember being a ten-year-old girl, standing at my mother’s kitchen counter doing the same.

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Momma, I See You

Hey momma, I see you. You are sitting quietly in the corner hoping and wishing not to be seen today. You have purposely set a smile on your face in hopes that the other women won’t notice the tremble that’s caught in your throat. You are sitting in your pew today, watching the other mom’s receive recognition for their achievements of “oldest mother” or “newest mother.”

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Pressing Through The Process

There I sat with tears in my eyes, looking down at my sweet five-month-old baby boy, feeling numb. As someone with a bubbly personality and a wealth of positivity, I knew something was wrong. I wanted so desperately to enjoy my first experience as a mother, but I couldn’t muster up the happiness that I once felt. Most would say that I had Postpartum Depression. I believe it was something more profound.

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Healing Your Thinking

What if I told you that you could get rid of your own depression or anxiety? Would you be interested? What if I also told you that there is a possibility of healing schizophrenia and OCD? Would you believe me? Probably not. If it were that easy, don’t you think we would have a lot less mental illness in this world? Apparently, that is not the case. Mental illness seems to be growing at an exponential rate in our nation and our world currently. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We wouldn’t need a month dedicated to mental health awareness if we could eradicate it, would we?

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Sticks and Stones

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The only thing is, that’s not true. In fact, words can continue to hurt for a lifetime. In my practice, I continue to meet adults who are still “imprisoned” by words or names spoken over them years ago.

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Mental Health Awareness

There are so many people suffering from mental health challenges today that don’t even realize it, and they are alone. Unfortunately, in many families and cultures, the idea of acknowledging a mental health concern or even seeking counseling is still taboo. Many have been taught to “suck it up” or never let them see you sweat.”

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8 new Rockdale CASA volunteers sworn in this morning by Judge Maureen Wood!Please congratulate our 8 new CASA volunteers sworn in this morning by Judge Maureen Wood. This was a great class and we know they are going to make great advocates for our kids.You can be a voice for children too! Contact us at 770 761 0202 or trainer@rockdalecasa.org for more information. #EverydayHeroes #iamforthechild ... See MoreSee Less

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#ItsAConyersThing🎼 "Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what's on the other side?" Check out this beautiful double rainbow our IT staff captured over City Hall this morning! Happy Friday! 🌈 ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello,

The moment we’ve been waiting for & we hope you have too:

The Grand Opening of Gilly Brew Bar &
Phase II of The Mayor's House !!!

• Friday, June 29th
11am - 4pm, Ribbon Ceremony

• Saturday, June 30th
11am - 4pm, House Party

• Sunday, July 1st
11am - 4pm, Private Event
( $10 to participate, limited slots available. Stay tuned for additional information)

Please Join as we celebrate the resurrection of The Mayor’s House in Stone Mountain Village!
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Are you going to be Newton County this week? Today? Check out the free programs as part of Newton County Library's Summer Programs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Free Family Friendly fun tomorrow in Conyers. Plan to check out the Thrilling Thursday program at the Conyers Rockdale Library. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow, thank you to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which, through a partnership with Georgia United Credit Union, recently gave a generous donation of more than 14,000 pounds of school supplies to Rockdale County Public Schools! These supplies include crayons, folder, notebook paper, pencils, and glue that will help classrooms in all RCPS schools. ... See MoreSee Less

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King of Pops is coming to Olde Town Conyers and will be sold C Town Bikes!!C Town Bikes and Fitness is happy to announce that we will be your official King Of Pops location in Conyers starting today at our new location in Olde Town Conyers . Stop in and buy 1 or 2 or 3 today . We are live. Please bring cash . ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a blast today at the Fun with Fresh Food event at @conyersrockdalelib 👍🏼 Thank you, @hornbeckmb for teaching my kids how to eat fresh fruits and veggies and for blowing bubbles with Jesse! #RockdaleEatsARainbow #FunWithFreshFood #NancyGuinnLibrary #UGAExtensionRockdale #TheMetroHealthAndWellness @ Nancy Guinn Memorial Library ... See MoreSee Less

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If you've driven by the shopping center at the intersection of Old Salem Road and Highway 138, you've probably seen a new fresh bakery called The SugarMill, Inc.! We love The Sugar Mill and we can't get enough of their fresh pastries, cakes and cheesecakes. In fact, when we were out distributing the new edition of The Metro Times, we stopped by for a slice of one of their delicious cakes. Stop in and have some friendly conversation, while enjoying some coffee and a giant cinnamon roll. ... See MoreSee Less

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